Dr. Sue Varma is a board-certified psychiatrist in private practice and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at New York University (NYU) Langone Health. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
Dr. Varma was the first medical director and attending psychiatrist to the World Trade Center Mental Health Program at NYU Langone Health, treating civilians and first-responders in the aftermath of 9/11.
Dr. Varma is a nationally acclaimed keynote speaker, medical contributor, media advisor and consultant to the major networks and shows. She regularly appears on the Today Show, Nightly News, CBS Mornings, Good Morning America, and is frequently interviewed by Time, Washington Post, NPR and beyond. Dr. Varma is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for her ground-breaking efforts in mental health education and advocacy, including a Sharecare Emmy.
Her forthcoming book, “Practical Optimism,” is eagerly anticipated worldwide, with translations in several languages.